Utility Operations & Maintenance

UtilitiesExecutive Director, Campus Utility Systems & Building Climate Services: Scott Turley - 575-6181
Utility Accountant : Catherine Kilgore - 575-3921

MISSION: Utility Operations & Maintenance is responsible for managing the procurement, production, and distribution of utilities for heating and cooling the campus, through the production of steam, chilled water and compressed air. To accomplish these mission goals Utility Operations & Maintenance consists of Building Systems Maintenance & Controls, and Utility Production & Distribution.

GENERAL: Heating and air conditioning systems in campus educational and general purpose buildings are set each semester according to class schedules. We modify temperature settings, procedures, and systems on off hours to develop appropriate energy efficient and safe building conditions. Typically, during the holiday periods, we attempt to maintain continuous building interior temperatures of approximately 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit in most campus buildings. For special events outside of normal business hours, a written request for a change must be forwarded to Facilities Management HVAC Scheduling at least three working days prior to the scheduled event.

  • Utility Operations Capital Program Stewardship
    • Major Capital Project Management
      • Plant Replacement Master Plan
      • Utility Master Planning
    • Capital Renewal & Deferred Maintenance Planning
      • Annual CRDM Project Development
      • Long Range System Renewal Plan
    • Bond Funding & Project Financial Management
      • Debt Service Requirements
      • Debt Funding: Rates vs. Operating Funding
  • District Utility Operations - Doug Moore, District Utility Plant Manager - 575-7480
    • Heating Plant Operations
      • Co-Generation Power Production (5.4 MW)
      • Steam Production (128 MMBH)
      • Central Heating Hot Water Production (21 MMBH)
      • Small Boiler Monitoring
    • Chilled Water Plant Operations - 11,300 tons firm capacity
      • Central CHW Plant (6750 tons + 1000 tons HPHC)
      • Southwest CHW Plant (3000 tons + 1000 F/C tons)
      • North CHW Plant (1200 tons)
      • Walton Arena CHW Plant (1600 tons)
    • District Utility Distribution & Maintenance
      • Power Plant Maintenance Services
      • Utility System Water Treatment
      • Steam PRV & Condensate Return O&M
      • Utility Tunnel Mechanical Systems & Components
      • Campus Air Permitting & EPA GHG Reporting
      • PHMSA Gas Transport Pipeline Management
  • Power Distribution - Farron Downes, Supervisor - 575-6179
    • Medium Voltage Power Systems
      • Substation / Switch Station Operations
      • Paralleling Gear O&M
      • Protective Relay O&M
      • Distribution Cabling & Switching
    • Miscellaneous Utility Support Systems
      • Electrical Power Metering Systems
      • Utility Tunnel Management & Access Control
      • Utility Plant Instrumentation & Electrical
      • VPN Network Management (Electrical)
  • Building Control Systems Maintenance & Controls (BSMC) - Rick Gragg, HVAC Maintenance Coordinator - 575-8725
    • Energy Management & Controls
      • Digital & Pneumatic Controls
      • Building After Hours HVAC Scheduling (hvacsch@uark.edu)
      • Space Temperature Set Point Implementation
    • Retro-commissioning / Facility CRDM Improvements
    • Fume Hood Controls Maintenance
    • HVAC Maintenance Services / System Improvement
  • Energy Management & Procurement - Jeff SieblerEnergy Conservation Engineer - 575-3497
    • Campus Enterprise Energy Management and Information System
    • Utility Cost & Financial Accounting
      • Purchased Utility Accounts Payable
      • Utility Rate Development & Budgeting
      • Campus Utility Billing & Analysis
    • Energy Management & Sustainability
      • State Act 1494 Reporting
      • StEP Plan / Climate Action Plan
      • National Reporting: APPA FCI, STARS, EPA PM
    • Purchased Utility Procurement
      • Commodity Natural Gas Procurement
    • HVAC Services / System Improvement
      • Controls Standardization

Utility Locates (Arkansas One Call)